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Maundy Thursday in Spain

Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus Christ’s institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper, which is described in the Christian bible. The day is also known as Passion Thursday, Paschal Thursday or Sheer (or Shere) Thursday. It is the day before Good Friday and occurs during Holy Week.

Is Maundy Thursday a Public Holiday?

Maundy Thursday is a public holiday in 15 (null), where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Stained Glass of the Last Supper
Maundy Thursday remembers Jesus Christ's institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper.
Maundy Thursday remembers Jesus Christ's institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper.

About Maundy Thursday

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Maundy Thursday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2010ThuApr 1Maundy ThursdayCommon local holidays16 states
2011ThuApr 21Maundy ThursdayCommon local holidays16 states
2012ThuApr 5Maundy ThursdayCommon local holidays16 states
2013ThuMar 28Maundy ThursdayCommon local holidays16 states
2014ThuApr 17Maundy ThursdayCommon local holidays16 states
2015ThuApr 2Maundy ThursdayCommon local holidays15 states
2016ThuMar 24Maundy ThursdayCommon local holidays15 states
2017ThuApr 13Maundy ThursdayCommon local holidays15 states
2018ThuMar 29Maundy ThursdayCommon local holidays15 states
2019ThuApr 18Maundy ThursdayCommon local holidays15 states
2020ThuApr 9Maundy ThursdayCommon local holidays15 states

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